The design of the Megalith Table by Christopher Duffy consists of a base that resembles a series of dominoes on the verge of falling. The layering of the block like structure seems as if it has been carefully constructed to ensure the overall stability.
The translated sculptural wooden pieces brings an element of suspense within any interior atmosphere. The flat monolithic glass piece is perfectly placed horizontally on the obtrusive base. The Megalith Table was also influenced by the book, The Sentinel by Arthur. C.
Clarke which was then brought into a film A Space Odyssey, directed by Stanly Kubrick in 2001. The glass piece also is viewed as if it is frozen in a spatial time frame, about to collapse from the perceived dynamic motion of the base.
The materiality of the piece consists of polished stainless steel, powder-coated mild steel and toughened glass. The table’s ability to stand may poses many questions becoming a mysterious element, but in truth the table utilizes applications of real physics to achieve such surprising results.
By Amal Dirie